Biography of George Keller
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Keller, George, was born in the town of Brunswick, August 16, 1824, and is a son of John and Olive (Bolsom) Keller, he a native of Dutchess county and she of Brunswick. The grandfather, John Keller, was a farmer of Dutchess county. John Keller, the father, was a farmer of Brunswick, whence he went to Saratoga county and from there to Washington county, and spent his last days in Troy. George was on the farm until fifteen years of age, when he went on the canal, and in 1848 went on the railroad as fireman and was promoted to engineer, and after forty years of service he retired in 1892. In:854 he married Mary, daughter of James Brooksbey. Mr. Keller has one son, George A., who is accountant for the Delaware and Hudson Canal Company. He married Elouisa Hitchcock of Albany, and has two sons: George W., and Frank H. He is a member of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers.

From:
Landmarks of Rensselaer County
BY: George Baker Aaderson
Published By: D. Mason & Co. Publishers
Syracuse, NY 1897


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